The Canadian Embassy in the United States provides general consular services for Canadians and Canadian permanent residents in the country, processes visa and immigration-related applications and helps manage American-Canadian relations, according to its website. The Canadian ambassador holds office in the embassy, which is located in Washington, D.C.
The embassy also has 13 consulates located in major cities, such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, and it has two trade offices, in Houston and Palo Alto, says the website of the Canadian Embassy.
The embassy's website says the embassy and its consular offices process visas for work, study and immigration, including family sponsorships. Some general consular services include passport applications, notarial services, legal services, funerals and funeral shipments. Legal services include assistance during arrest and detention.
Matters pertaining to bilateral relations include security and defense cooperation, border issues, trade and investment, energy and the environment, states the embassy's website. Canada is the United States' biggest trading partner. Over 400,000 people and 8,000 trucks cross the America-Canada border daily. Trade between the two countries in 2013 was worth C$782 billion. Both countries also have bilateral agreements related to the environment at the federal, state and provincial levels.